Officially it is “table tennis” and it is in that sense that I was using “formal.” “Table tennis is governed by the worldwide organization International Table Tennis Federation,” and “Table tennis has been an Olympic sport since 1988,” (from the Wiki article.)
Just so, which is correct table tennis or ping pong?
The correct title for the sport in the UK and most of the rest of the world is “table tennis”. This is because “ping pong” is a trade mark, number 233177, registered by the London toy importers and manufacturers Hamley Brothers on 20 September 1900 for their version of table tennis manufactured by John Jaques & Son.
Moreover, is ping pong ball hyphenated?
It’s Ping-Pong and it’s a trademark with a hyphen and two capital Ps.
Is it bad to say Ping-Pong?
Not so fast there, Mr. Aukstuolis!. On Sept 21, the Answer Man published a letter from Nic Hautamaki, Harbin, China, who wrote in part: “Ping pong is most certainly not an offensive term for the sport. … If any term should be considered offensive or dismissive, it’s table tennis!”
Table tennis, also known as ping-pong and whiff-whaff, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball, also known as the ping-pong ball, back and forth across a table using small rackets. … A point is scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules.
We played a few sets and as I expected I found tennis to be much easier than table tennis. The lines are the same but the whole spin thing just isn’t there. Fast or slow, high or low and that’s about it.
Why are table tennis players referred to as paddlers? – English Vocabulary – English – The Free Dictionary Language Forums.
Table tennis is a difficult game. It takes most people a long time to master. You shouldn’t get despondent if your progress is slow. One of the great things about table tennis is that it is a sport you can play your entire life.